[arch-dev-public] user/group management in packages

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Feb 4 03:28:52 UTC 2015

On 04/02/15 13:21, Sébastien Luttringer wrote:
> On 03/02/2015 17:16, Evangelos Foutras wrote:
>> On 03/02/15 17:58, Andrew Gregory wrote:
>>> -1 for systemd-sysusers unless you can figure out a way to use it in
>>> pre_install.  In order for the dynamic user creation Allan mentioned
>>> to work, pacman will have to be changed to use symbolic user names for
>>> file ownership which requires the user to exist *before* the package
>>> is extracted.
>> Yeah, it doesn't seem like systemd-sysusers can be used for that, since
>> the user and group information is stored in a sysusers.d file.
>> But for packages that use static (reserved) user/group IDs, it should
>> work a treat. :)
> Allan, could you clarify your rebuild consign regarding static
> user/group to move to systemd-sysusers ?

I don't care...

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